The Heavenly Worship Room
by Dr. Raelyn Parkin
LitFire Publishing

"Inherent in the design of this room were three tabernacles, the tabernacle of Moses, the tabernacle of David, and the tabernacle of Jesus Christ."

This religious work describes the author’s revelatory or inspired construction of a special room for the worship of Jesus Christ. Composed of seven chapters, this text weaves together Old Testament concepts such as the temples and tabernacles of the prophet David with Christian interpretations of their fulfillment in Jesus. The Lord’s Passover is fulfilled in the Last Supper; the Feast of First Fruits is fulfilled in Christ’s resurrection; the Feast of Weeks has been fulfilled by the Azusa Street phenomenon or the birth of the Pentecostal movement in America, and so on. A whole chapter is devoted to the Feast of Tabernacles, which ties in with the author’s own Spirit-filled visions of the Heavenly Worship Room. The author ends the book by expanding the concept of the Worship room to an internal state of awareness of and prayerful devotion to Jesus.

Told in straightforward prose that is repeatedly interspersed with quotes from both the Old and New Testaments, this is a highly readable example of American religious literature. It is valuable in showing how one segment of Christian believers approach the Bible, using it to guide them in a highly personal and somewhat idiosyncratic way. While there are times when the author’s claims of special revelations or visionary experiences might sound alarms in other believers, such personal experiences are always opened up with a universalizing Christian interpretation. The author might be a vessel but is only a vessel, being filled with a spirit that transcends the personal ego. This is an aspect of the Pentecostal or Holy Spirit movement in Christianity that is vastly different than most denominational approaches. That’s what makes this unique explication of the author’s Bible-based interpretations of her “visions” so valuable as a work of inspired literature. It sheds light on a particular approach to Christian worship.

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